ADFS Saml configuration

  1. If not already done, SAML should be enabled on ADFS. See e.g. and
  2. Next, set up the Viadesk domain as a relying party. You can find a step by step example here:
  3. Please note that since the June 2018 Viadesk update, we also need to configure the Name ID in ADFS. See steps 9 - 15 here:
  4. In Viadesk, the relying party data must be configured, at least:
  • The adfs saml url, usually something like https://[ADFS DOMAIN]/adfs/ls/idpinitiatedsignon.aspx
  • Choosing whether to create participants automatically
  • A mapping from SAML 'claims' to viadesk participant fields
  • The ADFS metadata, typically at https:///[ADFS DOMAIN]/FederationMetadata/2007-06/FederationMetadata.xml